How to find us
Visiting The Auckland Project and where to find us
Where to find us:
Car parking available at North Bondgate car park located at DL14 7PG
Visiting The Auckland Project
Travelling by car
The Auckland Project is located in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, which is approximately 12 miles south of Durham, 13 miles north of Darlington, 25 miles west of Middlesbrough and 30 miles south of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. If using a sat nav, the postcode for North Bondgate car park is DL14 7PG.
From the North
From the A1 motorway, take the A688 from Durham Services (J61) towards Bishop Auckland. After travelling past the Park Head Hotel, turn right at the roundabout on to Durham Road for 1.2 miles, before turning right on to Castle Chare. Drive through the Market Place and bear left on to North Bondgate. The car park is on your right.
from the South
From the A1 motorway, take the A68 (J58) to Bishop Auckland. At the roundabout, join the A6072 for approximately six miles, before turning right on to the A688. At the second roundabout, turn left onto the A689. Continue along the A689 through Bishop Auckland, then turn right on to High Bondgate, before continuing on to North Bondgate. The car park is on your left.
If using a sat nav, the postcode for North Bondgate car park is DL14 7PG.
Parking Charges apply Monday to Saturday, 24 hours a day (including Bank Holidays).
60p for up to two hours, £3.50 for stays over two hours. Open 24 hours.
There are electric car charging points in North Bondgate car park.
Travelling by train
If you are visiting The Auckland Project by train, the nearest station is Bishop Auckland, which is about a five-minute walk from the Market Place. Here are some useful journey times to help you plan your trip or you can visit the National Rail or Trainline website for more information.
- London to Bishop Auckland: approximately 3 hr 19 min
- York to Bishop Auckland: approximately 1 hr 12 min
- Newcastle to Bishop Auckland: approximately 1 hr 4 min
- Darlington to Bishop Auckland: approximately 26 min
Travelling by bus
Bishop Auckland has regular bus connections around the region.
Go North East run The Castles Express from Newcastle to Bishop Auckland.
For local taxi services please click here.
From the airport
The two nearest airports are Newcastle Airport or Durham Tees Valley. Newcastle Airport is 36 miles by car from The Auckland Project, via the A1. Durham Tees Valley is approximately 19 miles away, via the A67 and A689.
If you’re travelling from overseas, you can also reach us via Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airport.
Travel in the tracks of the town's industrial past on route 70 as you bike the traffic free stretch along the old Brandon-Bishop Auckland Railway Path.
There are bike racks in the Market Place for secure bike storage.